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REZ: "We're going to show that NiP is back at the top"

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NiP Gaming is in Valencia to play DremaHack Open, and we caught up with Fredrik "REZ" Sterner prior to their departure to talk about his transition to NiP, their performance in Cologne and some thoughts on the Spanish event.
In the beginning of 2016, youngster Fredrik "REZ" Sterner started becoming more relevant to the international CS:GO scene. That was the beginning of what is expected to be a long and successful career as a professional Counter-Stirke player. in mid-July he took the leap towards the world elite, and it all started with a Twitter message from a legend — Emil "HeatoN" Christensen offered him a spot in NiP Gaming.

"I got a message from HeatoN on Twitter, where he said he wanted a word with me. After that, we booked a meeting where I got to share my thoughts on the offer, and how they saw me as a player and so on. I got a euphoric feeling, even though it was somewhat expected considering all the comments NiP Gaming got from their fans. Either way, I'm very happy to be given this opportunity, now I just have to show them what I'm made of", REZ told Fragbite in the beginning of July.

Sterner's road to NiP Gaming was mostly spent in Epsilon, a team which was formed via Cringe Gods. The team was initially a bunch of friends who met through the platform Faceit, and did well in tournaments much thanks to their individual skill rather than the tactical part of CS:GO, according to REZ himself. With this in mind, the move to NiP should be a rather big change for both REZ and William "draken" Sundin, who was also recruited to NiP from Epsilon earlier in 2017.

"It feels a lot more professional in a way, which forces everyone to commit to the team and focus more on the game rather than thinking of other things. You really have to give it everything when you play at this level, which also is a lot of fun. I'm still getting to learn everyone and build a chemistry with the players. It's been a smooth process so far, which helps."

Good start for REZ in NiP

There are many things that separates Sterner from many other recruits at the top, and one of them is that he played his first official match with NiP Gaming in an offline environment. The tournament was last week's ESL One Cologne, where NiP had a surprising 3-0 showing in the Swiss segment of the event.

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NiP and REZ had a strong opening in Cologne.

However, NiP's winning streak was stopped in the quarter finals, where they were eliminated by the future finalists Cloud9 via a 1-2 result. The Swedes played against Cloud9 in the very first map of the tournament, where Sterner — as well as the veteran Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg — truly shined on the server. However, when they played on the big stage in front of an audience, it was apparent that they still have experience to gain.

"I was quite surprised that we did so well, considering how little time we had to prepare. ESL One Cologne showed us that we need to widen our map pool, because right now it's obvious that we are good on Cache, but now we have to learn how to master the other maps as well. I learned a lot from Cologne, experiencing a powerful and professional tournament like that is very educational in itself. I also got to meet a lot of fans and a great audience, which is something I'll learn to get used to", REZ says about the trip to Cologne.

As NiP Gaming failed to qualify for PGL Major Krakow, which kicks off at the end of this week, they'll be in Valencia, Spain to play DreamHack Open. Definitely a smaller tournament than the one in Cologne, but still very important for the Swedish ninjas.

"We wish we had a little more time to prepare for both Cologne and Valencia, which is why we're going into Valencia with the same mindset as we had in Cologne. Every tournament we play is important to us, we're going to show that NiP is back at the top again, and therefore we have to take Valencia seriously. The competition might have been more fierce in Cologne, but every team we face is a fight, and we have to play our game correctly for it to go our way."

In Valencia, NiP will be facing EnVyUs, CLG, Heroic and more to fight for the 100 000 dollar prize pool. Their first game will be played against their countrymen of Red Reserve, a team which has the former NiP player Mikail "Maikelele" Bill in their roster.

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zehN four AK-frags vs. Flipsid3 on Train

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The finnish player Jesse "zehN" Linjala, from the international team Penta, gets four fast frags with his AK with help from a well placed flash from his teammate in the match against Flipsid3 at PGL Major Krakow 2017.
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After the last Swiss round came to an end, the PGL Major playoff bracket has been drawn and released. Set to begin on Friday, PGL Major Krakow continues its path to crowned the Major champion.
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For the last game in the group stage, Immortals acquired the last ticket to the playoffs. Closing out Train with a 16-6 scoreline, Flipsid3's fate was determined to be the unfortunate one.
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Straight after the victory over Cloud9 in their last game of the group stage here in Krakow, we found Filip "Neo" Kubski from Virtus.pro for a quick talk. We go through his feelings regarding making it to the playoffs, troubles in the team, and playing in front of a Polish crowd.
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coldzera INSANE AWP-ace vs. BIG on Inferno

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The Brazilian SK-player Marcelo "coldzera" David takes five quick AWP-frags in the match against BIG in the third round of the PGL Major Krakow 2017-torunament.
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As the elimination games continue, the home favorites Virtus.pro was set to battle the North American side of Cloud9 in a last decisive game. Twenty-six rounds later, Virtus.pro came victorious after eliminating Cloud9 from the PGL Major Krakow.
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A while after SK beat Immortals to get their playoff spot, we found Epitácio "TACO" de Melo for a short talk about the major, what the thinks about BIG, and preparations.
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The last elimination games have now commenced at the PGL Major Krakow. Booting up Overpass once again, Fnatic saw themselves triumphant on their last game pre-playoffs.
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In the last game of Round 4, the Brazilian rivalry stood for the show exhibiting SK Gaming against Immortals to finalize the 2-2 teams.
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The battles of the giants certainly continued as North were set to face off Virtus.pro on Mirage. Finding a way past their opponents, North were determined to secure their Legend status in Krakow.
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After managing to decode G2 in a satisfying 16-6 performance, Astralis have secured themselves the third ticket to playoffs.
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Fnatic just went 2-2 after defeating Na`Vi on Mirage. We got the privilege to talk a bit with Robin "flusha" Rönnquist about the game, how to win, and the playoffs.
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As the elimination games continue on the last group day, Fnatic and Natus Vincere have gone head to head on Mirage. Resulting in a 16-12 victory for the Swedes, Natus Vincere are eliminated from PGL Major Krakow.
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Flipside have managed to mount an impressive comeback from an eight round deficit to eliminate PENTA from the PGL Major.
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We took a chat with the coach of BIG, Alexander "kakafu" Szymanczyk, after their win against SK Gaming yesterday. He talks about the team, their performance at the major and the mutual agreement regarding the crouch-jump bug.
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Cloud9 have eliminated mousesports from the PGL Major with a 16-11 victory on Train.
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BIG showed great performance on Inferno as SK Gaming rusted up to challenged their fate. Presumptuously leaving Inferno in the veto, BIG did not hesitate to pick their home territory as they started on the inferior side.
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We caught up with Peter "dupreeh" Rothmann from Astralis to talk about the event, their recent victory against Fnatic on Nuke giving them 2-1 at the Major, his look on Faze going home, and then some.
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